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Aker BP Makes Non-Commercial Oil Find in North Sea Off Norway

Nov 09, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has made a minor oil discovery at the well 24/12-7 - known as Lyderhorn East prospect - in the Norwegian section of the North Sea.The Lyderhorn East well was drilled about 17 kilometers southwest of the Bøyla field in the North Sea…

Wintershall Dea Starts Drilling Production Wells at Nova Field Off Norway. First Oil in 2H 2022

Nov 04, 2021

German oil and gas firm Wintershall Dea has started drilling production wells at its Nova field in the Norwegian North Sea.Using Saipem's Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible rig, Wintershall Dea will drill three production wells and three water injection wells through two subsea templates…

Shell Gearing Up to Spud Jaws Well in North Sea

Nov 04, 2021

Oil major Shell is set to move the Valaris 122 jack-up drilling rig in the North Sea from the Shearwater field to the Jaws well site in preparation for drilling activities.This is according to Kingfisher Bulletin, a website that provides the…

Noble Corp. Sells Four Jack-up Rigs to ADES

Nov 04, 2021

Offshore drilling company Noble Corporation has completed the sale of four jack-up drilling rigs in Saudi Arabia to drilling firm ADES.The companies first announced the sale and purchase deal for the rigs Noble Roger Lewis, Noble Scott Marks…

“It’s alive!”: Offshore Drillers Start Resuscitating Idle Drillships

Oct 29, 2021

Offshore drilling rig reactivations have begun as utilization and dayrates continue their rapid recovery, Esgian's Teresa Wilkie writes.We expected it to happen just not necessarily this soon. But now it’s official, several cold-stacked rigs…

Lamprell Takes $45M Loan for IMI Jack-up Rig Construction

Oct 28, 2021

Offshore construction specialist Lamprell has secured a $45 million revolving trade loan facility to be used for the working capital requirements of the two IMI newbuild jackup rigs which are currently under construction at the Lamprell's Hamriyah yard…

Dolphin Drilling Secures Marketing Rights for Keppel's 7th Gen. Semi-sub Rigs

Oct 28, 2021

In a deal with Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel Fels, offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling said it has secured the marketing rights for the KFELS Moss Maritime CS60 ECO MW semi-submersible drilling rigs.While the drilling company did not explicitly say it…

Maersk Drilling Completes Sale of Maersk Inspirer Offshore Rig

Oct 28, 2021

Danish offshore drilling firm Maersk Drilling has completed the sale of its Maersk Inspirer combined drilling and production unit to Havila Sirius for $373 million.The unit has been deployed at Repsol's Yme oil field in the North Sea and has recently started producing oil…

Seadrill Gets Court Approval to Cut Debt, Exit Bankruptcy

Oct 27, 2021

Offshore driller Seadrill Ltd on Tuesday obtained court approval for its reorganization plan, clearing the way for it to emerge from bankruptcy.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David Jones in Houston signed off on the plan during a virtual hearing. Under the plan…

BW Energy to Buy Aquadrill's Drilling Rig and Convert It into Production Floater

Oct 25, 2021

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy has agreed to buy the semi-submersible drilling rig 'Leo', from Aquadrill, a Seadrill affiliate, to use as a production unit for offshore field development in Namibia.Leo (ex-West Leo) is a 6th generation…

Dana Petroleum Books Island Drilling Offshore Rig for UKCS Well

Oct 25, 2021

Oil and gas company Dana Petroleum has awarded Island Drilling a one-well drilling contract for the offshore drilling rig Island Innovator.The contract for the 6th generation harsh environment drilling rig will start in April 2022.  Dana has…

Upgrading Offshore Rig DP Systems Could Cut CO2 Emissions by 5,000t a Year, ADC Energy Says

Oct 25, 2021

ADC Energy, an Aberdeen-based offshore rig inspection firm, has announced the completion of a trial with 'a major rig owner' that found that an upgrade to Dynamically Positioned (DP) rigs power systems can reduce carbon emissions by nearly 5…

Lamprell to Convert BW Energy's Jack-Up Rig into Production Unit

Oct 25, 2021

Lamprell, a company building large structures for the offshore energy industry, has won a rig conversion contract with the Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy (BWE).The scope of work involves the conversion of BWE’s Hibiscus Alpha jack-up rig into an offshore production facility…

Wellesley Gets Drilling Permit for North Sea Well

Oct 21, 2021

Oil and gas company Wellesley Petroleum has received regulatory approval from Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill an exploration well in the North Sea, off Norway.The well, formally named well 36/1-4 S, will be drilled using Dolphin Drilling's Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig…

Petrobras Hires Valaris DS-4 Drillship

Oct 20, 2021

Offshore drilling company Valaris has won a drilling rig contract with the Brazilian oil firm Petrobras offshore Brazil.The contract is for the drillship Valaris DS-4, for operations offshore Brazil. The contract is for a minimum term of 548 days…

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